Legendary guitarist and singer Chuck Berry, widely considered the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police said. He was 90.
According to a post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page, officers responding to a medical emergency at the residence about 12:40 p.m. local time found Barry unresponsive inside.
“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said.
Berry, whose full name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., was known since the early 1950s for his rash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties.
One of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Berry wrote and recorded chart-toppers such as “Johnny B Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybellene.”